Soupy Sales Obituary


Soupy Sales dies at 83; slapstick comic had hit TV show in 1960s


Soupy Sales

George Washington (KABC-TV Channel 7In this undated photo, Soupy Sales does his best George Washington act for a KABC-TV Channel 7 show in Los Angeles broadcast around Washington’s birthday.


The comedian acquired a cult-like following among adults with a show ostensibly meant for children. His signature routine, which he elevated to an art form, was pie-throwing.


By Elaine Woo
Los Angeles Times
October 23, 2009


Soupy Sales, a comic with a gift for slapstick who attained cult-like popularity in the 1960s with a pie-throwing routine that became his signature, has died. He was 83.


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2 Responses to “Soupy Sales Obituary”

  1. Landman says:

    Another great talent has left us. Soupy was so entertaining. Loved all the pies he took, and gave. Soupy, thank you for making us laugh over the years. You will not be forgotten, but I know for sure that God will have to duck once in a while to avoid the pie. Everyone in Heaven will have a laugh. God Bless you and your family Soupy.

  2. Russell Cinque, Jr. says:

    I for one will miss Soupy Sales very much. My sister and I enjoyed watching his TV show on KABC in Los Angeles during the late 1950s and early 1960s. I liked the puppets that were on his show like White Fang, Black Tooth, Pookie, and Hippy. I remember people coming to his door like his girlfriend Peaches, the Count, the Zombie, and the various salesmen that would always try to sell him something. Clyde Adler did all the voices for the puppets and the people who came knocking at Soupy’s door. With the passing of Soupy Sales, I feel like a part of my childhood has passed away. Vaya con Dios, my friend, and RIP.

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